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Tesla has sued its former director of Autopilot Sterling Anderson, accusing him of stealing company information and trying to recruit Tesla employees. The lawsuit, which was filed earlier this week at the Superior Court of California, claims that Anderson took confidential information from Tesla with the aim of using it for his own self-driving start-up, […]

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Tesla’s Autopilot software will transition from being an “Enhanced Autopilot” system to completely self-driving in three to six months. Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker’s “Enhanced Autopilot” technology would be offered on all of its vehicles that are equipped with “Hardware 2.0.” The update, which was originally launched last December, […]

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As part of its latest update, Tesla is forcing its Autopilot semi-autonomous system to obey the speed limits on city streets and non-divided highways. Before the update, Tesla owners were able to set Autopilot at up to five mph over the posted speed limit, but now that leeway is being removed when the car is […]

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Tesla Motors should have enough cash to get through the closure of the SolarCity merger, CEO Elon Musk said this morning during a CNBC interview. Tesla has been pressured by investors and analysts recently on whether there will be enough synergy between the electric carmaker and solar energy company to justify the merger. Earlier this […]

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Tesla Motors is planning to demonstrate a Tesla vehicle traveling cross country in fully autonomous mode by the end of next year. During a conference call with reporters late Wednesday announcing the fully autonomous capable hardware, CEO Elon Musk said his goal is to demonstrate a vehicle traveling in fully autonomous mode from Los Angeles […]

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A report by the Federal Highway Research Institute of Germany’s Transport Ministry obtained by the German magazine Der Spiegel was highly critical of Tesla’s Autopilot semi autonomous driving system. Safety experts tested a Tesla Model S Autopilot system and according to the report it represents a “considerable traffic hazard.” The report criticized the system on […]

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The perception that fully autonomous vehicles are just around the corner is off the mark, according to an expert in the field and plans being laid out by automakers. While technology announcements keep rolling out from automakers, suppliers, and ride-hailing firms, fully automated vehicles are likely to be a decade or more down the road. […]

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The state of California is looking to crackdown on how Tesla advertises its Autopilot system. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has formally issued draft regulation that demands Tesla cease and desist from using the terms “self-driving,” “automated,” or “auto-pilot” when it comes to advertising its vehicles, unless they are capable of driving themselves […]

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Google’s self-driving car project took its worst vehicle crash on Friday, without injuries. A van used by Interstate Batteries ran a red light and side struck a Lexus RX 450h hybrid crossover SUV retrofitted by Google for its self-driving car project. Google employees were riding in the car, and sat “dazed” but uninjured while waiting […]

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Tesla Motors is the most trusted auto brand in Canada despite its low sales, according to a university study reported by The Globe and Mail. The University of Victoria’s second-annual Gustavson Brand Trust Index ranked Tesla at 11th overall, in front of all other auto brands sold in Canada. With Tesla only having sold about […]

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